Sunday, June 14, 2009
Rick Ross’s third album “Deeper Than Rap” is more of the usual we can expect from Rick Ross than an album that explores ideas that are deeper than rap. If listeners can somehow forget about the deception Ricky has laid on us regarding his past, they might be able to pretend they are listening to real mafia music. Apparently, Ricky has not heard of the recession the country and the urban community is experiencing as the only references to reality in this album is his occasional references to
Hollywood slander. Ricky has called on his friends, such as Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, and Nas to help the listener forget they might be listening to a con-artist, (the track “Rich off Cocaine” might have the listener think WTF, wasn’t Ricky a C.O.). The beats overall will make your head bobb, but “Deeper Than Rap” is full of clichés and nothing new.